Club Meeting & Location Information
Meeting 2nd & 4th Tuesdays; 5:30
North Penn

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 5:30 PM
Smokehouse Tavern
155 Pennbrook Pkwy
Lansdale, PA 19446
United States of America
We meet on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month at The Smokehouse Tavern in Lansdale, PA. Please feel free to reach out to the Club President for details
Club Mailing Address

PO Box 985
Lansdale, PA  19446
for Lansdale Day
paperwork & payments ONLY
send to:
Rotary Club of North Penn
Attn: Lansdale Day Festival
PO Box 1638
Southampton PA 18966
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Rotary Foundation
Immediate Past President
Board of Directors
Charitable Foundation Treasurer
Lansdale Day Event Manager
Board of Directors
Interact Club Chairperson

Welcomes you to our website!  


Providing community outreach and support for over 90 years.


We are a diversified group of volunteers with a common passion for community and world-wide "Service Above Self." Locally we have supported numerous non-profit organizations in the North Penn/Lansdale Area such as Manna on Main Street, the North Penn YMCA, Garden of Health, Boys and Girls Clubs and many others, as well as many international projects to help eradicate disease, feed the hungry & promote the education of children and adults. We invite you to read our Club President's Message for additional information. 


  If you would like to know more about Rotary and, if in particular, are interested in becoming a member of our North Penn Club, 
One of our members will personally get in touch with you and invite you to be our guest and join us for dinner and fellowship at one of our meetings on the 2nd or 4th Tuesday of the month at 5.30pm at The Smokehouse Tavern / Lansdale, PA


What is Rotary?
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Stories & News


The Rotary Club of North Penn, host of annual LANSDALE DAY, doesn't stop when then festival ends - we are onto the next project, looking for ways to help our community and grow as a service club - the GREATEST Service Club in the North Penn Area!!   Stay tuned as we will soon announce the next upcoming event!

Tonight we gathered - yes gathered!! - to celebrate and thank our out-going Club President, Tom Clifford - and welcomed our incoming President, Mohana Padgaonkar. Congratulations to you both and thank you, for your Service Above Self!! Tom did an amazing job this past Rotary year - a very tough year for sure - and we thank you for your leadership and compassion. We look forward to Mohana's enthusiasm and leadership starting July 1st. Thank you to Mike & Stephanie Seidner for hosting our change-over meeting in your lovely home! Congratulations to our member, Stanley Hunt, who earned his very first Paul Harris recognition! Thank you, Stanley, for supporting Rotary!! We were honored to also have incoming DGE, Len Gieseler with us as well as Rotarian guest, Clint Ehlers. We enjoyed an awesome catered dinner from Village Caterers as we shared stories and thoroughly enjoyed each other's company - - in person! What a great evening! This is (part) of what Rotary is all about and we look forward to a great year ahead.

JULY 17th, 2021    10:00 - 4:00 (open to public - FREE admission)
West Main Street - Lansdale, PA  (between Broad & Cannon Ave)
Art * Craft Festival    Music & Entertainment
Local Business showcase 

for more information - click HERE


  • We are now 99% SOLD OUT of ARTISAN booth spaces for 2021   **
  • We are 99% sold out of Food Vendor spaces for 2021 **
  • We are 85% sold out of Community Marketplace (non-artisan) booth spaces for 2021
** if you are not accepted for this year, please mark your calendar for JANUARY 2022 and apply for next year's event.  We approve and book vendors on a first-come-first-serve basis.  All information about this yearly event can be found here - but 2022 forms will not be available until October 2021.  LANSDALE DAY 2022 will take place on SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2022

Mayor of Lansdale Visits North Penn Rotary

We were honored this evening to have the Mayor of Lansdale Borough attend our Rotary Club Meeting at Stove & Tap in Lansdale.  Mayor Gary Herbert spoke and answered many questions about the community and how the Borough has been handling the trials and tribulations over the last year.  Many local businesses are once again thriving and we are finally seeing the light at the end of this long tunnel. Some businesses, sadly, did not survive the difficult past year.   He gave an update on the progress of Covid-19 vaccinations and the Borough's plan of cooperation with the County & State for vaccination locations. Visit for more information. The borough is growing in population with approximately 1500 new residents according to the latest census. Mayor Herbert also said that borough infrastructure is in the works - roads that were to have been paved or improved a year ago are finally on the schedule.  


Because of Covid Restrictions, we have been informed by the Borough of Lansdale today (3/17/21) that the June 5th date is no longer possible.  We are working with the borough of Lansdale to secure a suitable Saturday in July.  We are DEFINITELY having the event in July and once we have secured a concrete date, we will supply that information to all currently booked and potential vendors. At this point, we are hopeful for a July 17th date but that has not yet been confirmed.  We apologize for the inconvenience as we work through circumstances beyond our control.  We are asking for your patience and once we have a date we will share it immediately; WE EXPECT TO UPDATE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT BY APRIL 10th.

Any and all  potential or current vendors/exhibitors with questions or seeking additional information, please visit our dedicated Lansdale Day pages of this website.  
Announcements include our Covid-19 Health & Safety Regulations for Lansdale Day 2021

if after viewing all information on our Lansdale Day pages and you still have questions, please feel free to contact our event manager
Tonight, we welcomed & inducted our newest member! Stanley Hunt is not new to Rotary, but new to the North Wales area, and is currently a financial advisor for a firm in Ft. Washington. Stanley has already participated in our service project with Garden of Health last month and he looks forward to putting Service Above Self as the newest Rotarian in our North Penn Club. WELCOME STANLEY!

June 30, 2020:  As our Rotary year comes to a close, we gathered (via social distancing) to thank our Club President, Les Fowler, for his unwavering leadership this past year! We were able to give more than $25,000 to those in need and we stand with this great community! We also welcomed our in-coming Club President, Tom Clifford, as he will take the reigns on July 1st. We look forward to Tom's leadership this coming year! This ceremony took place at Whites Road Park, at the Bandshell that our Rotary Club of North Penn gifted to Lansdale back in 2007, celebrating Rotary's 100's anniversary. The Bandshell has been a community gathering favorite, where summer outdoor concerts are typically held on Tuesday evenings. We certainly look forward to those days again once large gatherings are permitted.

LANSDALE DAY 'VIRTUAL' EVENT  - just in time for Summer Celebrations!
To honor and highlight all of the talented artisans, artists & crafters who participate in Lansdale Day, we are proud to announce
VIRTUAL LANSDALE DAY which will take place the entire month of MAY 2020.  Please visit our dedicated Facebook page 
and also CLICK HERE for a compiled list of these exhibitors and links to their business websites.
GREAT GIFT ideas for upcoming summer months (Mother's Day, Father's Day, Graduations, Summer Celebrations)

**P L E A S E   R E A D** 
** posted APRIL 19, 2020  **
DUE TO THE COVID19 PANDEMIC and restrictions for large crowd gatherings, we are sad to report that LANSDALE DAY 2020 has been CANCELLED.
Vendors & Sponsors who have already paid for a booth space, please see the email that was sent to you on April 19, 2020.  A copy of  letter we sent can be viewed HERE.
Please mark your calendars for JUNE 5, 2021 and we will see all of your smiling faces then for LANSDALE DAY 2021

March 20, 2020: ATTENTION ALL VENDORS  PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ this letter with regard to the plans to have and hold Lansdale Day on June 6, 2020

ROTARY CLUB cancels meetings and events through 4/30/20
Members - please check your email for invitation from Club President to our ZOOM meetings
In abiding by the PA Governor's policy with regard to the COVID-19 outbreak in Montgomery County, the Rotary Club of North Penn has cancelled club meetings and functions through 4/30/20. We are committed to following the policies in place set by County and government officials in order to ensure the well being and safety of our members and to the organizations we support and/or to whom we provide service.
One of Rotary's six areas of focus is that of disease prevention and education, so it is certainly appropriate for our local North Penn Club to follow the guidelines set in place by our local and government officials.  Since the situation regarding COVID-19 is changing rapidly and daily, we will provide further updates as needed regarding dates beyond 4/30/20. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us. In the meantime, stay healthy and safe!

For updates from Montgomery County Officials, please visit

For information and upates about COVID-19, please visit the
Centers for Diease Control and Prevention

SMILES with a side of TECHNOLOGY, please!
Some pics of smiling faces at the North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club as they were presented with brand new laptops on Tuesday, January 29th, 2020 by some of our Rotarian volunteers..... a gift from The Rotary Club of North Penn with the help from a District grant.  We are grateful for the community connections our club has with the North Penn area! Want to learn how YOU can help? Consider membership with our our Rotary Club and learn how you can be a part of even more smiling faces! Membership info can be found HERE

Please join members of the Rotary Club of North Penn as we participate in a BUSINESS TO BUSINESS mixer - fun evening of networking on Oct 28, 2019.   Registration is required;  see details below.  HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

Together with Rotarians world wide, we can help with the recovery efforts left behind by disastrous hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas

Rotary Welcomes new Lansdale residents

In partnership with our friends at Madison Lansdale Station (new apartment homes in Lansdale), our Rotary Club membership committee will add to the gift basket management is giving to new tenants.  Included in our gift bag is an invitation to attend an upcoming club dinner meeting, a brochure about our North Penn Rotary Club and some Rotary "goodies".  We look forward to meeting any new neighbors who now call Lansdale 'home'.  

June 25, 2019  
As our Rotary Year comes to an end, we sincerely thank all the hard work that the Officers of The Rotary Club of North Penn have put into making this year a success in "Service Above Self". 
Congratulations to outgoing President, Kristin York, for an job well done leading our group of dedicated volunteers.  Congratulations also to Incoming President, Les Fowler, who will lead us in the coming year.  
New officers were also sworn in on Tuesday evening that included  Bob Gallagher as incoming President-Elect, Geof Gajes and David Onorato for incoming board of directors positions and Tammy Skiermont as incoming Secretary.   Heart-felt thanks goes out to all members and existing board of directors for your dedication and hard work this past year!
Read on.....For President Kristin's outline of what the club accomplished this year! 

AFTER A VERY SUCCESSFUL LANSDALE DAY 2019, we are proud to share the hundreds of photos taken during the event; courtesy of our very own in-house photographer, Kristin York (Thank you, Kris!!) 
Please enjoy the photos which can be accessed
We would, however, like to feature three artisans - - each of our WINNERS of the "Best Artisan Booth" contest 2019. 
Congratulations to Alyoops Artistry for First Place; Kalan's Krafting Studio for 2nd place; and GJE Leatherworks for 3rd place.  It was an honor having all of you with us for 2019!
We look forward to seeing each of you again next year!    When will that be, you ask?  JUNE 6, 2020

Located in Railroad Plaza Park (aka: where the Kugel Ball is located; corner of Madison & Main)
Featuring numerous kid-friendly vendors, Carnival GAMES, give-aways, balloon art,
DJ & Music, Rufflez the Clown (1-3pm), food & drinks
OPEN TO KIDS (and parents) OF ALL AGES   10:00 am - 4:00 pm  during LANSDALE DAY JUNE 1st

WE RENT BOOTH SPACES  UNTIL WE ARE FULL (or May 1st, whichever comes first).  As of MAY 9th, we are at 100% capacity and NOT ACCEPTING FURTHER VENDOR APPLICATIONS FOR 2019.    Please mark your calendars for February 2020 and visit our Lansdale Day Information Page to apply for next year. 

Second Annual Wine Tasting Event & Benefit
Saturday, March 30th, 2019

Last year's inaugural event was so successful, we're doing it again!
Come on out for an elegant evening, taste some fabulous French wines,
Enjoy the amazing food especially chosen to pair perfectly with the wine,
Listen and dance to the music performed by The Former Stranger
All while knowing you have helped to support several local charitable organizations 

CONGRATULATIONS!! to our Lansdale Catholic Interact Club, who raised $1500 for the Special Olympics by participating in a polar plunge! Way to go, guys and gals!    

Thank you to the volunteers (two AND four-legged) who helped with our bi-annual Highway Clean-up on December 1, 2018.  Our Club cleans up a one-mile section of Route 202 in both directions  (from Sumneytown Pike to Normandy Farm) twice per year; usually in the Fall and again in the Spring.  We have been providing this community service for over 20 years! 

Date:  Saturday, June 1st, 2019  10am - 4pm
West Main Street - Lansdale, PA
We have already been receiving emails and inquiries about Lansdale Day 2019.   Visit our FAQ page for answers to the most common inquiries
Questions like   "HOW DO I APPLY FOR PARTICPATION" and "HOW CAN I BECOME A SPONSOR?"  are all answered on our FAQ page!

North Penn Rotary attended another successful End Hunger 2018 event,  On October 20, 2018 we assisted packing over 40,000 meals that will be distributed to local food pantries.

Over thirty years ago Rotary International made a promise to the children of the world to eradicate polio.  This dreadful disease has killed millions and disabled millions more. 

Everyone had a fantastic day of fellowship, fresh air, and exercise within the pastoral Delaware Valley College campus - while raising funds to eradicate Polio!


This week, our club welcomed and inducted two new members:   Tom Clifford and Stephen Bither.   Tom is a local professional CPA who has visited our club for the past several weeks and we are thrilled to have him officially on our roster!  Stephen has joined our club as a transfer Rotarian hailing originally form Maine;  Stephen now calls North Wales his home and is a local facilities manager.  Welcome to you both - we look forward to spending many years of Service Above Self with you!

As the new Rotary Year begins on July 1st, we congratulate our out-going president, Bob Kile, for a wonderful year and we welcome to the podium, our incoming Club President, Kristin York.  Kristin has been an active member our North Penn Rotary Club since July 2015.  Kristin is always willing to lend a hand in any service project or fundraiser hosted by the North Penn Rotary.  She is a Lansdale resident who cares deeply about the community in which she lives.  Our club is fortunate to have Kristin as our president for the 2018-2019 Rotary year and we look forward to the coming months with her at the helm.  Congratulations, Kristin!  We know you will lead our club with dignity, humility and kindness.....and you will strive to keep our club's motto of putting "Service Above Self" as you lead us through this coming year.

ROTARIANS AROUND THE WORLD  are celebrating a successful end to one year and excited for the new 2018-2019 year to begin July 1st.  This year's theme:  BE THE INSPIRATION ....  Three profound and powerful words that challenge us all to reach new heights as Rotarians, and in doing so, helping our fellow neighbors locally and around the world.   Rotary International President, Barry Rassin’s,  theme for 2018-19, Be the Inspiration, asks Rotarians to inspire change in the world and in each other. “I ask all of you to Be the Inspiration to help Rotary move from reaction to action — to take a hard look at the environmental issues that affect health and welfare around the world and do what we can to help.”   
A challenge to all Rotarians, across this great planet Earth we call home, to make a difference by being an inspiration to others.  The North Penn Rotary Club is ready and willing to take on this challenge and do what we can to make our world a better place, both at home and abroad.   We look forward to this coming year and will continue to support numerous non-profit and charitable organizations right here in our own back yard.  We will continue to hold our ethical standards high while we give of our time and talents to support and provide service to those in need.   Want to learn how YOU can be a part of this exciting year in Rotary?   Please Contact Us and one of our Rotarian members will gladly reach out to you and answer all your questions.   Here's to a great 2018-2019 year as we strive to BE THE INSPRATION!

THANK YOU  to all who came out to enjoy Lansdale Day 2018 on June 2nd!  We hope you had fun and enjoyed the SUNNY DAY!  A special thanks to all of our wonderful vendors who made this day so special with excellent FOOD, awesome CRAFT and ART vendors, BEER GARDEN vendors, and the fantastic support from the many, many VOLUNTEERS.....and to the thousands of people of this GREAT COMMUNITY to supported it all!  Please enjoy the first round of pictures with many more to come!!
You can view them HERE in our
Lansdale Day 2018 Photo Album
Thank you to our numerous Rotarian members who worked tirelessly all day to help make this event a success!
BELOW IS HOUR-BY-HOUR FORECAST FOR SATURDAY (as of 11:30am 6/1/18)  BASED ON THIS INFORMATION as well as discussion with the LANSDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT and numerous other sources of information - and because an extensive amount of planning has gone into this event.... 

The Rotary Club of North Penn wishes to thank the following Sponsors for your participation in Lansdale Day 2018 - THANK YOU!!
This year's esteemed
Our esteemed Corporate & Activity Sponsors
For a list of all our EVENT SPONSORS, please click HERE
Lansdale day 2018 couldn't possibly happen without our sponsors!   THANK YOU!! 
By supporting Rotary, you are helping us to make a difference in our own community and around the world as we strive to put

First Annual ...Reds, Whites & Jazz Fundraiser event held on March 24, 2018:
 The evening was spent sampling fantastic wines paired with specialty hors d'oeuvres as we enjoyed amazing jazz music....all while raising funds to help support two local non-profit organizations: Laurel House and the North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Clubs.  The silent auction as well as the 50-50 raffle were a sideline hit as well.  Thank you very much for attending and spending your Saturday evening with The Rotary Club of North Penn.  We were certainly pleased to spend the evening with the local community and we appreciate your generosity.   Please enjoy these photos (the entire event's photos can be found in our Reds Whites & Jazz photo album)
The Rotary Club of North Penn is pleased to announce
its Spring 2018 Fundraiser:
A Wine Tasting Tour of California Vinyards,
Jazz Music Entertainment and
Catered Affair 
Please click HERE for additional info
DATE:  MARCH 24, 2018
TIME:  7 - 9:00 pm
PLACE:  Schwenckfeld Manor Ballroom
1290 Allentown Road / Lansdale, PA
BENEFITS:  Laurel House and North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club
QUESTIONS TO:  Club President, Robert Kile

 We Cordially Invite the Great Citizens of  the North Penn and surrounding areas to Join in the Fun & Festivities,
Spend a Day Enjoying the ARTS, CRAFTS, ENTERTAINMENT & SHOWCASE OF LOCAL BUSINESSES AT LANSDALE DAY 2018!   Click HERE for additional information
CALLING ALL Fine Artists, Craft Dealers, Local Businesses & Potential Sponsorswe are booking booth spaces NOW for LANSDALE DAY 2018!    CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - - HURRY, SPACES GET BOOKED QUICKLY AND ARE ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVE BASIS!
TIME:  10AM - 4PM (open to the general public)
PLACE:  WEST MAIN STREET / LANSDALE, PA (between Broad Street & Cannon Avenues)
PARKING FREE in numerous public lots for all attendees
ADMISSION:  for general public is FREE;   Vendors, please see our Lansdale Day site page for booth space rentals  & additional information

Interact Speakers

For our weekly meeting Tuesday Dec. 12th 2017 we were privileged to have Tom Quintois and his three new members from the Lansdale Catholic Interact club describe their first projects.  Jack Crotty, Taylor Connelly, and Kira Sullivan’s projects were wonderfully described in last week’s newsletter by our own Super Doc. 
As a relatively new member to Rotary I was interested to know more about these clubs that provide young community leaders an introduction to Rotary and our ideals.  Interact is for people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self (511,796 members in 22,252 clubs). After Interact, Rotaract is for those ages 18-30 to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service (242,949 members in 10,563 clubs).   There is also the Rotary Community Corps (RCCS) that plan and carry out projects in their communities and support local Rotary club projects but are not members of a Rotary club (210,500  members in 9,900 corps). 
These clubs are a wonderful opportunity for our young community leaders to hone their skills, network, meet new friends, and hopefully live a fulfilled life within the Rotary community.

End Hunger Event


Saturday was another beautiful day, five Rotary Clubs joined with local Lutheran Churches to assemble 10's of thousands of nutritious meals for Montgomery County food pantries!   There were eight assembly lines of 10 volunteers for two shifts, who had a wonderful time in service to their communities while building goodwill and better friendships.


Thanks to Katie Vanhouten who organized 40 volunteers from the North Penn Rotary club


Purple Pinkie


Saturday was a beautiful day for the numerous Rotary Clubs and guests to come together in fellowship, to get exercise, and raise money to finally eradicate polio within our lifetime – an achievement that will save our planet's children from ever again suffering this debilitating disease!


For more information, please go to Purple Pinkie


Breaking bread with the Valley Forge Tourism and Convention board (VFTCB)

For Service Tuesday at Manna on Main Street Chris, Kris, Mohana, Sam, Tammy, Virginia and Will helped to serve a gourmet meal provided by the Valley Forge Tourism and Convention board (VFTCB).  This is the second year the VFTCB has taken over the kitchen at Manna, the kitchen was commanded by President & CEO Mike Bowman (a chef in a prior life) while his team worked with the Rotary and Manna teams in the front of the house (excluding Will who manned the dishwashing station – a man who is not afraid to get his hands dirty).  The guests were thrilled with the three coarse meal: house salad, grilled chicken breast on a bed of mixed veggies and a side of roasted potatoes, finished with apple crumble and ice cream.  After the guests retired we joined the VFTCB team for an amazing meal and fellowship.
VFTCB is also in their third year of their food drive, a gift to Pope Francis when he visited the Montgomery area – what else can you give someone that chose Francis as his papal name?

District Governor Richard Gromis speaks at our Club

Our Rotary Club of North Penn club was honored by the District Governor Richard Gromis and his wife (and fellow Rotarian) Sue being our guest speaker at our July 18th dinner.  Please read Kristin York’s excellent newsletter that describes the visit.  Through Rotarian communications DG Rick’s emphasizes the importance of long-term strategic planning to prevent “Club Drift” as leadership annually changes, “major goals for the 2017-2018 Rotary year is to strongly encourage each club to draft, resurrect, or revise a strategic plan for its club”.  Rick also states that “…as always, we will be concentrating on membership, but we will be also focused on retention.  Our goal is to start one new club this year and a net increase of one new member in every club.”  Rick also plans to appoint a Public Image Chairperson with a primary focus on social media, “The District and our clubs need to have an effective social media presence.”

JULY 2021
Dear Friends:
I’m honored to be the President of the Rotary Club of North Penn for the 2021-2022 Year.
This year’s Rotary Theme is “Serve To Change Lives" It is my hope that we can acknowledge those who inspire us with their deeds, and we can open up opportunities to inspire others with the service we provide to both our local and international communities.
Each year, the Rotary Club of North Penn:
  • Recognizes and supports local community groups such as Manna on Main Street, Easter Seals, Kelly Ann Dolan Foundation, North Penn YMCA, North Penn Boys & Girls Club and RSVP of Montgomery County, Garden of Health and many, many more!.
  • Encourages service and academic achievement in youth through achievement scholarships awarded to local high school and elementary schools, through the sponsorship of Interact Clubs (high school student-led service club) and the sponsorship of a Rotaract (college student-led service club).
  • Invests in the leaders of tomorrow by providing local students with scholarships to Rotary Camp Neidig and Pa Free Enterprise week.
  • Hosts Lansdale Day Arts & Crafts Festival, a community focused event that occurs the first Saturday in June. We will be holding this annual event on June 4, 2022. This is a day where folks can gather with their neighbors for fun, food, and crafts, all while making connections to their local businesses and nonprofit organizations.
  • Continues to support international projects through outstanding Rotary programs, such as Rotaplast, the Rotary Foundation, Polio Plus, and Shelter Box.
  • Partners with other Rotary clubs to end hunger in Montgomery county by packaging meals for distribution to those in need. This year’s End Hunger event will be held in October. Please reach out to us if you are interested in participating.
My goal is DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion).  We welcome any adult regardless of age, gender, profession, race, creed, or nationality who is willing to put "Service Above Self" and would like to do good in the community and the world to make our club Vibrant, Diverse and Strong! I’m inspired by what this club has done in the past and am excited about what we can do in the future. To paraphrase a recent article in the Rotarian, as Rotarians we care about growing our membership. This is not because we simply want to share fellowship and goodwill with more people (although that is a fun byproduct) but rather because by growing our membership, we are able to boost Rotary’s capacity to make a difference both in our local community and around the world.
I ask that should you be interested in serving your community through Rotary, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.  I look forward to extending an invitation to you to join us at an upcoming meeting, or work alongside as we serve our community.
Mohana Padgaonkar
Club President 2021-2022 

Thank you, Scott - Congratulations President Bob

On Tuesday, June 27th, we met to thank President Scott Grande for this past year of service to our Club and to Rotary.  We accomplished so much and had a great president at the helm!   We now welcome and congratulate incoming President Bob Kile who shared his vision for the upcoming Rotary year.  We look forward to another great year with another great president to lead us as we strive to Make A Difference!

North Penn Rotary Supports Local P.A.L. Program

June 20, 2017:  Chief Scott Bendig of the Montgomery Twp Police Department visited our Club meeting and was presented with a $1000. donation from our North Penn Club for the local P.A.L. program sponsored by the North Penn YMCA.    North Penn P.A.L. is a free program offered by the YMCA.  "P.A.L. is a youth crime prevention program that utilizes educational, athletic, and recreational activities to create trust and understanding between police officers in the community and youth."   For more information, please click here
Thanks to the proceeds from LANSDALE DAY 2017, the Club was able to raise funds to help so many local community organizations, non-profits and charities.  Pictured here is the P.A.L. Booth at Lansdale Day  - June 3, 2017
Lansdale Day 2017  - the P.A.L. booth and motorcycle on display

Camp Neidig 2017

Area high school juniors attended Camp Neidig this year from June 16th-19th.  Six of the students participating were sponsored by the Rotary Club of North Penn.  Camp Neidig is a leadership camp for high school juniors held over a 4-day long weekend.  The camp, which is part of Rotary D7430, is a leadership camp that brings together talented high school students for a four-day weekend of fun, friendship, and team-building activities. Pictured here are our club's six students who participated this year: (left to right) Sarah Cooney, Molly Hand, Anissa Gardizy, Thomas Baxter, Krisha Patel and Lauren Crim.  Not pictured, Leon Silver, our club's Camp Neidig Chairperson and Coordinator.  We look forward to hearing from several of these students at an upcoming meeting in September.  Click the following link for more information about Camp Neidig
Anissa Gardizy, from North Penn High School, was nominated for "Camper of the Year" at this year's Camp Neidig program.  We are very proud of Anissa's accomplishment!

PHOTO ALBUM IS FINALLY UPLOADED - FEEL FREE TO BROWSE!  A big thank you to Rotarian Kristin York, for sharing your talent as a photographer and taking all the pictures at this year's Lansdale Day 

WE ARE 100% FULL for this Year's LANSDALE DAY - JUNE 3, 2017 (and are no longer accepting vendors)

If you are interested in participating for 2018, please check back after February for forms & information!

SEE YOU JUNE 3rd, 2017
for a list of our participating 2017 Vendors, PLEASE CLICK HERE



and also check out our INFORMATION PAGE

ROTARY CLUB OF NORTH PENN is set to host the 

10am - 4pm
COME HELP US CELEBRATE THE 40th ANNIVERSARY OF LANSDALE DAY!  Lansdale Day is a major fundraiser for the Rotary Club of North Penn.  ALL proceeds benefit local charitable organizations.  
NEW FOR 2017:   The
Fun Zone featuring the Ultimate Bungee Jump!   Also NEW this year is our first annual POP UP BEER GARDEN!   Want more???   How about hundreds of vendors including Fine Art & Craft Dealers with fantastic one-of-a-kind gifts!  More?? Check out the Community Markplace  featuring our local businesses - excellent food from main dishes to desserts - LIVE Entertainment all day - The Rotary Club of North Penn's LANSDALE DAY RAFFLE (tickets available at the Rotary booth) 
Pet Alley featuring Dog Agility Shows as well as local Animal Rescues and PUPPIES!!   PLUS: face painting and numerous activities for kids of all ages!      FREE ADMISSION to the Festival    FREE PARKING for our patrons! 
Come on out and enjoy a Fun Filled Family Day in Lansdale, PA!!

click HERE for more information by visiting our Lansdale Day Information Page

Deadline to reserve a booth space FOR 2017 has passed and we are 100% full - If you missed it, please mark your calendars for next year and contact us is February 2018! 

The ROTARY CLUB of NORTH PENN  graciously thanks the following Sponsors for LANSDALE DAY 2017

Dischell  Bartle  Dooley








Baum, Smith & Clemens, LLC
Jared Moyer Group-Keller Williams                        


VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION MONTH was honored by the Directors of the non-profit organizations at North Penn Commons holding a Rotary Club of North Penn appreciation Meet & Greet evening.  Rotarians were present to witness the unveiling of the sign at the Rotary Club of North Penn Conference room and participated in the cutting of the ribbon to the room.  The Club has pledged to donate $25,000 to the North Penn Commons project for which we recevied the naming rights to this beautiful conference room - which is used by all the Commons Partners (and Rotary, on occasion!)  A great evening filled with fun and fellowship and we had the opportunity to tell the "Rotary Story" to many interested prospective members.  Thank you sincerely, to the YMCA, Manna on Main Street, the Peak Center and Advanced Living for your gracious acknowledgement of all that our Rotary Club does for the North Penn Community.  We will continue to put Service Above Self and are humbled by the generosity, kindness and appreciation by North Penn Commons




Popular Philly Radio Station to be at LANSDALE DAY 2017

Honored, thrilled & super excited to have Philly's 101.1 More FM with us this year for Lansdale Day!! Their ground crew will be with us all day from 10am-4pm:  give aways, balloon art and much more!! Click their logo above to see the promo piece on their official website!  101.1 More FM is the official radio station sponsor of Lansdale Day 2017!


North Penn Rotarians out in force to END HUNGER by supporting, sponsoring and participating in Manna on Main Street's 5K and Shopping Cart Challenge: April 1, 2017



*NEW* for 2017 - a map on the reverse side highlighting
all the wonderful 'happenings' for June 3, 2017




North Penn Rotarians putting "Service Above Self" as we helped at the local food pantry, Manna on Main Street 3/28/17:   Our club members love getting out in the community and helping where needed.  We are a proud supporter of Manna On Main and enjoy Serving Humanity in our small corner of the world.  Rotarian volunteers tonight included Will Liegel, Tammy Skiermont, Mohana Padgaonkar (& husband Kiran) Virginia Scarano, Tom Morrissey & Bob Kile


Tom was wicked with that push broom as Virginia helped to wipe down tables


Mohana, Virginia, Tammy  & Tom pausing for a pic as we finished cleaning up after serving meals to those in need



At the 1917 Rotary International Convention, outgoing Rotary president Arch Klumph proposed setting up an endowment “for the purpose of doing good in the world.”  That one idea, and an initial contribution of $25.50 set in motion a powerful force that has transformed millions of lives around the globe.  Today, the Rotary Foundation has grown exponentially because of the very generous, service minded Rotarians around the world who give willingly and unselfishly so that funds through grants which provide sustainable  service projects are given to those in need - world wide!

ROTARIANS ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD!  At a local celebration on March 11, 2017, our Rotary District 7430 held a 100th Anniversary Gala where Rotarians from all over Eastern PA gathered to celebrate our Foundation's milestone.  The evening was filled with fun, fellowship and, of course, more self-less giving to our amazing Foundation!  Among those attending were our very own from the North Penn Club:  Rotarian Tony Jannetta and his beautiful wife, Rachel  were honored by District Governor, Linda Young and the entire room of Rotarians as Tony & Rachel have pledged to be Arch Klumph Society members, donating $250,000 to the Rotary International Foundation. Tony & Rachel have supported the works of Rotary and it's Foundation for numerous years and continue to put “Service Above Self” every single day!  Thank you, Tony & Rachel for your dedication to the Rotary Foundation and your hearts of gold so that others, less fortunate than yourselves, may benefit from your generosity to the Rotary Foundation.


  Also in attendance from North Penn was Rotarian Michael Seidner and his lovely wife, Stephanie.  Mike & Stephanie have been long-time supporters of the Rotary Foundation, are multiple Paul Harris Fellows and also Paul Harris Society members.   Thank you, Mike & Stephanie for your continued, generous support of the Rotary Foundation.

For more information on how YOU can help make the world a better place by donating to the Rotary Foundation, please visit:



North Penn Rotarians - - NOTE: meeting for next week, 3/21
is still planned with BOARD MEETING following


Feb 28, 2017   Rotary of North Penn Club members once again out in the community providing Service Above Self - this month at the Lansdale branch of the YMCA. With the local weather in the 60's this week, we were able to help with the spring spruce up of the exterior at the YMCA and North Penn Commons.  A special thanks to YMCA CEO, Bob Gallagher, for treating our Rotarians to a pizza dinner afterward! 


North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club 

Tonight we were pleased to have representatives of the North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club attend our meeting. We were honored by a speech given by their "Student of the Year" who professed how his life was changed for the better because of the Boys & Girls Club. This young man is now dedicated to helping others and is a role model and positive example! For more information on the services and wonderful programs that our local Boys and Girls Club provides, please visit their website Rotary Club of North Penn is an annual supporter of this fantastic organization

The Rotary Club of North Penn welcomes new member, David C. Onorato, Esq. 

We are thrilled to announce the newest member of our Rotary family, David "Otto" Onorato.  David attended our recent membership drive in September and was inducted as our newest member on November 15, 2016.  David is the senior partner in a local North Wales law firm, Hladik, Onorato & Federman, LLP. David was born and raised in Lansdale and his family has been a part of the community since 1936. David was a Rotarian with the Harleysville Rotary Club years ago and has returned to Rotary with a continued passion for service with our club; his sponsor is our club treasurer, Kerry Kulp. Welcome aboard, David!



North Rotary's Annual Citrus Sale is going on NOW!

Delicious Ruby Red Grapefruits and Texas-grown juicy oranges for purchase NOW thru any North Penn Rotarian  or CLICK HERE to place an order....or  simply contact us!  Each 20# box of either type of fruit for only $25.  That's a bargain! And guaranteed freshness! 
All proceeds benefit charities and non-profit organizations. We certainly appreciate your annual support of this fundraiser.
CLICK    H E R E   for the order form
Orders must be placed by November 22nd with pick up of your order on Dec 10th btw 8am & 11am
Please email any questions to Rotarian, Sam Dugan

North Penn Commons GRAND OPENING

Grand Opening of North Penn Commons October 8, 2016! The Rotary Club of North Penn is a proud sponsor of this amazing building that is 'home' to four local non-profit organizations. We congratulate the YMCA, Manna on Main Street and the Peak Center on a successful move!  This picture is a view of the Rotary Club of North Penn's Conference Room in the lobby of North Penn Commons
Entrance to the North Penn YMCA from the lobby of North Penn Commons.  To the right is an awesome view of the new pool
The spectacular lobby at North Penn Commons.  To the right is the new home of Mann On Main Street and The Peak Center 

New Interact Club at Lansdale Catholic High School

The Rotary Club of North Penn is proud to announce our sponsorship and partnership with the NEW  Interact Club of Lansdale Catholic High SchoolWe witnessed the very first meeting of this special group of service-oriented students on October 4, 2016.  They are off to a great start with electing their Officers and are faculty advised by Mr.Tom Quintois (one of our own Rotarian members) and Mr. Jon Slabek. Assistant Principal.  We wish them the best and look forward to many years of service with this group as they grow and put "Service Above Self'

All are welcome to attend the
Rotary Club of North Penn's OPEN HOUSE*

Bring a guest and stop by for an evening of fun and find out more about 
the BEST Commmunity Service Organization in Lansdale!

♦ Hors d'oeuvres served ♦  spirit tastings  ♦
♦ business card exchange & raffle  prizes ♦
♦ Distillery tour ♦ cash bar following ♦
WHEN:    Thursday, September 22, 2016
WHERE:  Boardroom Spirits575 W 3rd St, Lansdale, PA
TIME:     6pm - 8pm

*must be 21 or older to attend
RSVP appreciated in advance to:
For Additional information or questions, please contact us

Induction of another New Member to our Rotary Club on August 9, 2016- We welcome Mr. Thomas Quintois who is the current athletic director at Lansdale Catholic High School.  Tom is transferring his Rotary membership from Souderton to our North Penn Club and we are happy to have him with us!  Tom will also be our club liaison for the new Interact Club that is forming at LC, for which our North Penn Club will the the Sponsor/parent club.  Welcome Tom!  (pictured below is Tom receiving his new North Penn member badge and pin from his Sponsor, Michael Seidner; with President Scott Grande looking on)

at upcoming baseball game

Phillies vs Dodgers Aug 16th

STRIKE OUT HUNGER by coming to this District-Sponsored event on August 16th.  A group of our own North Penn Rotarians will be attending this special game where Rotary International President, John Germ, will be throwing out the first pitch!  $10 of each ticket purchased goes to the sponsoring club for Foundation giving support. note:  please plan to bring non-perishable food donations to be collected at the ball park

Welcome New Members!

Michael Bobrin, Insurance Agent with Smyrl Insurance in Hatfield, was inducted as one of our new Rotary Club members on July 12, 2016.  Pictured here with his sponsor, Tammy Skiermont (past president).  Michael is already making his mark on the Club as he has attended every event and meeting over the last month and he is anxious to continue to provide "Service Above Self" as an official member of the North Penn Rotary.  Welcome Michael!!
Steven Griffith, retired Academic Dean at Simpson College, and who recently relocated to North Wales, now transferring his Rotarian membership from the Indianola, Iowa Rotary Club to our North Penn Rotary as of July 12th.  He is pictured here with his club sponsor, Tony Jannetta (PDG). Steven has also been very active in our club since his relocation including spending the entire day helping our club at Lansdale Day by putting "Service Above Self"   Welcome to our family, Steven! 

The Rotary Club of North Penn is committed to our community, and in the spirit of "SERVICE ABOVE SELF", every month our members participate in our SERVICE TUESDAY projects where we are out in the community providing service to our friends and neighbors in need.  
On July 26th, we were at Manna on Main Street providing service and help at their soup kitchen dining room located at 713 W. Main Street in Lansdale.    Please click HERE to learn more about Manna-On Main Street and their commitment to fight hunger in our own community.  As always, it is our honor and privilege to help our neighbors in need.  Our club also provides financial support to this wonderful organization on an annual basis.   
For more information on how YOU can be a part of our SERVICE TUESDAY community projects, please contact us

New Rotary Year Begins 7-1-16

President Tammy passing the gavel to incoming President Scott Grande at our club change-over June 28

Past President ('14-'15), Will Liegel, pins our new Club President, Scott Grande  6-28-16 at our club change-over meeting. 

President Scott gives Past President pin to Tammy Skiermont ('15-'16)

Officers for the '16-'17 Rotary Year (from left to right: Kristin York, Vice President, Scott Grande, Club President and Bob Kile, President-elect   CONGRATULATIONS and well wishes for a successful '16-'17 Rotary Year!

President Tammy thanks Club for great year!

Thank you, all members, for a wonderful, memorable year... It was both an honor and privilege to be your Club President for the '15-'16 Rotary Year ~Tammy Skiermont

Thank you all for the lovely gifts!




Camp Neidig campers representing our North Penn Rotary Club from left to right: Liz Wanamaker, Hazel Rubinkam, Erin LeConey, and KC Carrelli. (Not pictured - Julia Knight, and Leon Silver, Chairman, Camp Neidig). For those who don't know, or are curious, each year our Club sponsors several local students to attend this Rotary Leadership camp - which takes place yearly toward the end of June. For more information, visit:

North Penn Rotary gives "Service Above Self" awards & scholarships to local students 

Students in the 6th grade at North Wales Elementary as well as Students from Lansdale Catholic, North Penn High School & Christopher Dock High School received our Service Above Self awards and scholarships during the month of June 2016. Congratulations to all student recipients - we wish you all the best in your future endeavors and hope that you will continue to be a role model of Service to your peers, school & community - CONGRATULATIONS!

FORECAST for SATURDAY:  81 with periods of SUN and some Clouds
Chance of passing light shower

we are a GO for LANSDALE DAY 2016!!

Updated 6/3/16 @ 8:45 am

Annual community event on Main Street in Lansdale. 
For more information on the event as well as Sponsorship, Advertising and Booth Rental information - see "Lansdale Day Information Page"
This year's proceeds to benefit North Penn Commons




for Event more.....

Annual Arts & Crafts Festival is scheduled for Saturday June 4, 2016, 10am to 4pm.
"Lansdale Day 2016" is a major fundraiser for the Rotary Club of North Penn and we are currently seeking Artists, Artisans, Crafters  and Community Marketplace Dealers to participate.  Are you an artisan or crafter with items for sale? (Arts & Crafts section)​ Do you have a local business or non-profit you wish to promote? (Community Marketpalce) If so, please visit our LANSDALE DAY information page for further information, applications for participation and jurying. DON'T WAIT - - only 200 spaces available and they fill up very quickly!! (April 1, 2016 deadline or until full)

Annual event sponsored by Lansdale Area Fundraising Society
and the Rotary Club of North Penn is a major beneficiary.
Proceeds to benefit LOCAL Non-profit organizations, charities
and local scholastic scholarships.  For TICKET PURCHASE and 
additional information, please click HERE

Thank you to ALL who generously supported our annual Auction which wrapped up on Tuesday evening, April 19th with the live portion of this event. The Rotary Club of North Penn thanks you very much! Funds raised go to help those in our community who are less fortunate than ourselves. We especially thank the North Penn
YMCA for their immense help!


Celebrating International Women's' Day Thank you to all our female professionals, colleagues, members, sisters, wives, mothers, daughters, students, etc for making the world a better place, in every way. Every day is yours, not just on the international women's day! Keep on keeping on and Rise Up Ladies

Thanks to all our Rotarians who participated in our Fruit Sale this year and for all those who donated a large amount to Manna on Main Street - they really appreciated it! A BIG HUGE thank you to Sam Dugan for organizing this annual sale - and another big thanks to Tony Jannetta who was helping to load our cars. The Club greatly appreciates Walton's Oil for the use of their warehouse as well. And, most importantly, thank you to all those who purchased delicious fruit and help to make this annual fundraiser another success - including the Rotary Club of Warrington! Great job everyone!!

Manna on Main visits NP Club

Suzan Neiger Gould, executive director at Manna on Main Street was our guest speaker on November 17th. Our club proudly supports Manna annually and we are always happy to hear about Manna's ongoing support to those in need in our North Penn community.  Manna will be relocating to the new North Penn Commons facility in the Fall of 2016 and Suzan showed us numerouts artists' renditions of the facility.  Manna will be one of four non-profit organizations in the facility and for the first time in its history, Manna will generate revenue by providing food services for the campus lobby café.  Our club is a large supporter of the North Penn Commons and we look forward to being a part of this wonderful addition to the community.  For more information regarding Manna on Main Street and their involvement and move to North Penn Commons, click here

New Member Joins Rotary Family

We WELCOME, with open arms, New Rotarian Member, Katie Van Houten.   Katie was officially inducted into the Rotary Club of North Penn on November 3, 2015, with her offical sponsor, Robert Gallagher by her side. She has quickly been recruited  into our Club Auction Committee and has a brought a vibrant, energetic spirit.  Welcome to our Rotary family, Katie!! We look forward to many, many years of 'Service Above Self' together as we serve the community of North Penn

Music Therapy is just a part of what Easter Seals provides for children with mental and physical disabilities and our club members enjoyed hearing about this program as Grace Clements led us in a musical percussion exercise.  We had fun playing these instruments and there were smiles all around the room!  We could begin to imagine children enjoying the same. 
Thank you, Grace and also to Liz Graham, both from Easter Seals in Montgomery County, for entertaining our club members and showing us a portion of the good work you do every day to help children.  
Our club's annual gift to Easter Seals (this year $2000) will go a long way to help those children in need

Highway Clean-up of Rt. 202 on October 24th

THANK YOU!!  We had a great 'litter crew' out there this morning along Rt. 202 for our semi-annual Highway Clean Up community service project.  Big thanks to Sam Dugan who coordinates the effort and all the Rotarians who attended: Tony Jannetta, Leon Silver, Kristin York, Geof Gajes, Les Fowler, Tammy Skiermont, Virginia Scarano and our newest member, Katie Van Houten.   Great exercise too while we were enjoying this beautiful fall day

Oct 20, 2015:  We were pleased to have Bob Kreamer from the North Penn Valley Boys and Girls Club with us this evening.  North Penn Rotary has been a proud and consistent supporter of this wonderful organization.  
Bob told our club about the plans for a new Boys and Girls Club building to be constructed which will serve the Wyomissing school district
North Penn Rotary Club President presents the Boys and Girls club with a donation of $2000.  which will certainly be put to good use!  For more information on the Boys and Girls Club, please check out their website


Member, Sam Dugan, runs the 5K  at Manna on Main Street's Annual fundraising event held at Knapp Elementary School on October 10, 2015

Sam comes in FIRST PLACE at the 5K Race - - Way to Go Sam!!!!

Rotarian Raj Deshpande comes in 2nd Place for the 5K Race Against Hunger.  Way to go Raj!!


North Penn Rotarians Participate in Shopping Cart Challenge

North Penn Rotary's 4-person Team for the Shopping Cart Challenge during Manna on Main Street's Race to End Hunger on October 10, 2015.  Our team members included Rotarians: Kris York, Adam Fritzinger, Scott Grande and Les Fowler. 




Eradication of Polio is Priority for Rotary

During his official visit to our Club, Rotary District Governor Douglas Cook (left) was presented with a check from our Club to The Rotary Foundation's Polio Plus Fund in the amount of $2000. North Penn Rotary, along with every Rotary Club in the world, is committed to eradicating this terrible disease from the planet Earth!  If you would like to make a personal donation to this effort, click HERE and know that you have helped to join the fight against Polio!


Our September 12th morning North Penn Rotarian 'Service Above Self' Crew (from left to right:  Club President Tammy Skiermont, Past President Tom Morrissey, VP Bob Kile, Treasurer Lon Seitz, Past President Will Liegel, Pres-elect Scott Grande and members Les Fowler & Adam Smith) All helped load and unload two truck loads of much needed items for Laurel House including furniture, air conditioners, baby equipment,lighting fixtures, computers, shelving units and much more.  Our friends at Laurel House (a shelter for abused women and their children located in Montgomery County, PA) were very appreciative.  The funds for this project were raised by the Rotarians of our Club and also received through a grant from our Rotary District 7430.
Members assembling the numerous items  - Scott taking a much needed rest on the new donated couch with the new maroon rocker/recliner next to it
(above)Members Tom Morrissey, Lon Seitz & Bob Kile assembling the much needed new porch furniture for Laurel House
(below) Churchville/Huntingdon Valley Rotarian, Chris Potter assembling a childrens' table and 4 little chairs for the play room at Laurel House
North Penn Rotarians assembling shelving units which were in need for all sleeping areas at Laurel House
(Below)   Rotarian Crew and the weekend Staff at Laurel House  9-12-15
Rotarian Crew and the weekend Staff at Laurel House  9-12-15

On Saturday Setpember 12th, the Rotary Club of North Penn will be out in force with a smile and "Service Above Self" as we help our neighbors in need at Laurel House.  STAY TUNED for stories and pictures over the next few days

In a world where TIME is of the essence, TIME is discussed, debated, loved and hated..... Time is desired, needed and complained about.  We may even run out of TIME, wish we had more of it so we could be on TIME.   However, the greatest gift you can give someone is your TIME...Because when you do, you are giving a portion of your life that you will never get back.  Rotarians understand this and give their time freely, without hesitation,  because they know TIME is a precious commodity.  Thank you to all of our Club Members who have given their precious TIME while they continue to put Service Above Self!  
Click the above image and see how YOU can make TIME for ROTARY
Information Sources
President's Message
Rotary District 7430